After Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Chris Paul fouled out in Thursday’s 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, an NBA official with a long, controversial history was in their crosshairs. That official: Scott Foster, a Maryland native and University of Maryland graduate.
In the Wizards' 114-106 loss to the Houston Rockets, John Wall had 21 points and eight assists — reaching 3,826 for his career to surpass Wes Unseld to become the Wizards/Bullets all-time assist leader — but also picked up a pair of technical fouls. Wall's second came in the closing 33 seconds after using "inappropriate language" toward a game official.
Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Kevin Love, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams will all be guaranteed a spot on the 2012 Olympic roster. This leaves five players vying for three open spots: Blake Griffin, Eric Gordon, Andre Iguodala, James Harden and Baltimore native Rudy Gay.